Putting it together

Flowers, MD, DC and VA, Wedding Style & Decor

Courtesy of Westfields Marriott

Choosing your linens and china is one of those decisions that can totally confound even the calmest bride—it's hard to visualize how the tablecloths, china, centerpieces, and chairs will all look together. That's why I love the idea of the "Showcase Room," at the Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Va. The room houses samples of linens, china, flatware, and flowers, so couples getting married at the hotel can feel the fabrics, see the colors up close, and mix and match decor elements. You'll be able to see exactly what your tables will look like before the actual reception, and make sure the colors all work well together—one less thing to stress about. For more information, visit the Westfields Marriott's website. —Kim Forrest, Assistant Editor, Brides Local Magazines

Wedding Wisdom: Don't be afraid to mix and match different tabletop options. Linens and china you might not think work together could actually look great—so keep an open mind!

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